10 Funny Acoustic Songs

These 10 funny acoustic songs are catchy tunes that, once you hear them, you cannot stop singing them. They are by a variety of artists and spread out over many different eras. For all of their differences, the top 10 funny acoustic songs all share the ability to make us laugh.

  1. "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" (1967) – Arlo Guthrie. This is a true story about Arlo Guthrie's bad luck during the Thanksgiving of 1965. It is just Guthrie and an acoustic guitar, and it is over twenty minutes long, but it is definitely one of the most funny acoustic songs of all time.
  2. "Existential Blues" (1980) – Tom Stankus. This is a bizarre song that uses "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) as its backdrop. It was a huge hit on the Dr. Demento radio show. Stankus uses frequent stops and strange vocal effects along with his acoustic guitar to make this one funny.
  3. "Yoda" (1981) – "Weird" Al Yaknovic. "Weird" Al Yankovic used the music and melody from The Kinks' song "Lola" (1970) to create his homage to the Jedi master Yoda. This song is mostly acoustic guitar with Al's voice winding in and out of the song relating his love for the "Star Wars" movies.
  4. "Special" (2000) – Stephen Lynch. Stephen Lynch is a singer-songwriter that specializes in funny acoustic guitar songs. This one is about his special friend Ed and how Ed decided, with a large rock, to make Stephen special one day.
  5. "Business Time" (2007) – Flight of the Conchords. This New Zealand comedy team is well-known for their acoustic comedy hits, but this one belongs on the list of funny acoustic song. It is about a couple finding a moment for quality time.
  6. "Gay" (2000) – Stephen Lynch. Stephen Lynch approaches the subject of being gay with a "what if" scenario. By the end of this member on the list funny acoustic songs, we are assured that Stephen is not gay but, if he was, he would know what he wanted.
  7. "Red Hooded Sweatshirt" (1997) – Adam Sandler. Adam Sandler's performance of "Red Hooded Sweatshirt" (1997) on Saturday Night Live was one of the all-time classic funny acoustic song performances of all time. He tried several times to record and perform the song, but nothing matched the energy and comedy of the original version.
  8. "The Chanukah Song" (1994) – Adam Sandler. Adam Sandler updated this member of the list of funny acoustic songs every few years to include different celebrities, but the concept was always the same. It is a very funny acoustic song about famous people who are Jewish and celebrate Chanukah instead of Christmas.
  9. "The Motorcycle Song" (1967) – Arlo Guthrie. It is not completely clear as to what Arlo Guthrie are trying to say in this song, but it is still extremely funny. It deals with the wants and needs of people, and it is a topical song that never seems to get old.
  10. "Transfusion" (1956) – Nervous Norvus. Nervous Norvus recorded funny songs in his garage on an old tape recorder using just his acoustic guitar as accompaniment. The song "Transfusion" (1956) found fame in the 1980's as a regular song on the Dr. Demento show.
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